Maharashtra Board SSC Science Syllabus for Board Exam 2020
The Maharashtra Board SSC students can get here complete syllabus of Science and Technology subject including detailed topics and latest evaluation scheme for 2020 exams.
By Gurmeet Kaur
Nov 26, 2019 15:34 IST
Maharashtra Board SSC Science Syllabus
Maharashtra Board SSC syllabus for Science subject is available here. Students of Class 9th and Class 10th can download the complete syllabus in PDF format from this article. Students should go through this latest syllabus to know the topics and chapters prescribed for annual examinations. Details of evaluation scheme for Maharashtra Board SSC Science exam are also given below which can be used to strategise proper study plan to score high in exam.
There is only one paper for Science subject of Maharashtra Board SSC. The complete syllabus is divided into three divisions; Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
Evaluation scheme of Maharashtra Board SSC Science and Technology subject –
The total marks for Maharashtra Board SSC Science and Technology Exam will be 100.
There will be one question paper for Class 9th as well as for Class 10th.
The question paper will be of 80 marks.
The practical/viva/projects will be of 20 marks
Maharashtra Board SSC Science and Technology Syllabus
Maharashtra Board Class 9th Science and Technology Syllabus:
Chapter 1: Food
Plant and animal breeding and selection for quality improvement
Use of fertilizers, manures
Protection from pests and diseases; organic farming
Chapter 2: Materials
Matter: All things occupy space, possess mass. Definition of matter, characteristics of solids, liquids and gases e.g. shape, volume, density. Change of state: freezing, melting, evaporation, condensation, sublimation. Cooling by evaporation. Absorption of heat
Elements, mixtures and Compounds: elements, compounds and mixtures as types of chemical substances. Types of mixtures; Heterogeneous, homogeneous, colloids, suspensions
Combination of substances: Law of constant proportion, atomic and molecular masses. Particle nature, basic units: Atoms and Molecules
Mole Concept: Relationship of mole to mass of the particles and numbers
Valence, Chemical formulae of common compounds
Atomic Structure: Electrons, protons and neutrons. Atomic number and atomic mass number. Isotopes and Isobars.
Chapter 3: The World of the Living
Biological Diversity: Diversity of plants and animals: Basic issues in scientific naming. Basis of classification, Hierarchy of categories/ groups. Plant classification: Major Plant groups (salient features): Bacteria, Thalophyta, Bryophyta, Pteridophyta, gymnosperms and Angiosperms. Animal Classification : Major groups of animals (salient features): Non Chordates up to phyla and non chordates up to classes
Smallest living unit of Life- Cell : Cell as a basic unit of life prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, multi-cellular organisms; cell membrane and cell wall, cell organelles, chloroplast, mitochondria, vacuoles, ER, Golgi apparatus. Nucleus, chromosomes, basic structure, number. Tissues, organs, organ system, organism Structure and functions of animal and plant tissues. (four types in animals; meristematic and permanent tissues in plants)
Failure of health leading to disease
Disease and its causes
Diseases caused by microbes and their prevention: Typhoid, diarrhoea, malaria,hepatitis, rabies, AIDS, TB, Polio
Pulse Polio program
Exchange of substances by living organisms with the external world: Diffusion/exchange of substances between cells and their environment and between the cell themselves in the living system; role in nutrition, water and food transport, excretion, gaseous exchange
Chapter 4: Moving Things. People and ideas. Motion
Motion: displacement, velocity, Uniform and non-uniform motion along a straight line,acceleration, distance-time and velocity-time graphs for motion and uniformly accelerated motion. Equations of motion by graphical method, Elementary idea of uniform circular motion
Force and Newton's Laws : Force and Motion; Newton's Laws of Motion. Inertia of a.body, inertia and mass, momentum, force and acceleration. Elementary idea of conservation of momentum, action and reaction forces
Gravitation: gravitation, universal law of gravitation, force of gravitation of theearth (earth's gravity), acceleration due to gravity, mass and weight, free fall
Work, Energy and Power: work done by a force, energy, power. Kinetic and Potential energy, Law of conservation of energy
Floating Bodies: Thrust and Pressure, Archimedes' Principle, Buoyancy. Idea of relative density
Sound: Nature of sound and its propagation through different media, speed of sound, range of hearing in humans; ultrasound; reflection of sound; echo and SONAR Structure of the Human Ear. (Auditory aspect)
Maharashtra Board Class 10th Science and Technology Syllabus:
Chapter 1: Materials
Acids and Bases: Acids, Bases and Salts: General properties, examples and uses.
Chemical Reactions: Types of chemical reactions: combination, decomposition, displacement double decomposition, precipitation, and neutralization
Oxidation and Reduction: Oxidation and Reduction in terms of gain and loss of oxygen and hydrogen
Metals and Non-Metals: Brief discussion on basic metallurgical processes. Properties of common metals. Elementary idea about bonding
Carbon Compounds: Elementary idea about bonding. Saturated hydrocarbons, alcohols, carboxylic acids (properties only)
Common chemicals used in daily life: Soap, common salt, Washing soda, Baking soda, bleaching powder, Plaster of Paris
Classification of Elements: Brief historical account, Mendeleev's periodic table, gradation in properties
Chapter 2: The World of the Living
Life Processes: Definition of "Living things". Basic concept of nutrition, respiration, transport and excretion in plants and animals
Control in the Living: Tropic movements in plants .Introduction to plant hormones; control and coordination in animals; voluntary, involuntary and reflex action, nervous system, chemical coordination, animal hormones.
Reproduction in the Living: Reproduction in plants and animals. Need for and methods of family planning. Safe Sex vs-. HIV/AIDS. Child bearing and women's health
Heredity and Evolution: Heredity, origin of life- brief introduction, Basic concepts of evolution.
Chapter 3: Moving things. People and Ideas
Electric Circuits: Potential and potential difference. Ohm's Law, Resistances in series and parallel. Power dissipated due to current. Inter relation between P, V, I and R.
Magnets: Magnetic field, field lines. Field due to a current carrying wire, coil, solenoid. Force on current carrying conductor. Fleming's Left Hand Rule. Electric motor, electromagnetic induction. Induced potential differences, induced current. Electric generator, principle and working. Direct and Alternating current. Frequency of AC. Advantages of AC over DC. Domestic Electric Circuits.
Chapter 4: Natural Phenomena
Light: Convergence and Divergence of Light
Spherical Mirrors: Images formed by a concave mirror. Related concepts: centre of curvature, principal axis, optical centre, focus, focal length
Refraction: appreciation of the concept of refraction. Laws of refraction. Velocity of light. Refractive index; twinkling of stars; dispersion of light. Scattering of light
Lenses: Images formed by a convex lens; functioning of the lens in the human problems of vision and their remedies. Application of spherical mirrors and lenses.
Chapter 5: Pollution
Types of pollution - air, water, (fresh and marine), soil, radiation, and noise
Sources of pollution and major pollutants oil spills
Effect of pollution on: environment, human health and other organisms
Abatement of pollution
Chapter 6: Striving for a Better Environment
Use of efficient and eco-friendly technology
Sustainable use of resources
Enforcement of acts, laws and policies
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